Cush Jumbo Bio, Age, Family, Career, Husband, Height, Net Worth

Cush Jumbo Biography

Cush Jumbo OBE, is a popular English actress and writer. She is well known for her starring role as attorney Lucca Quinn in the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife (2015-2016) and the CBS All Access spin-off series The Good Fight (2017 to Present).

In addition, Jumbo starred as DC Bethany Whelan in the ITV crime drama series Vera (2012, 2015, 2016). She has also appeared in various theatre productions.

In 2011, Cush won the Ian Charleson Award for her role as Rosalind in As You Like It. She also earned a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her role as Mark Anthony in an all-female cast of Julius Caesar in 2012. Jumbo has written and starred in a one-woman show, Josephine and I, about Josephine Baker (2013).

Jumbo’s theatre credits include Brixton Stories at the Lyric Theatre, Liquid Gold at the Almeida, Hammersmith, and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare’s Globe. Moreover, she has appeared in productions of The Cherry Orchard, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Crucible, Richard III, and Pygmalion at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. This led Cush to receive MEN and Ian Charleson Award nominations.

In 2012, Cush received the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

Moreover, Clare Brennan of The Guardian talked about Jumbo’s performance in “As You Like It,” stating that if these performances truly reflect her talent. Cush seems set to become one of the best actresses of her generation.

In 2012, Cush starred as Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer at the National Theatre. Also, Mark Anthony in an all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse, for which she earned an Olivier Award nomination.

Similarly, in July and August of 2013, Jumbo performed in her own debut play, Josephine and I, a one-woman play about jazz singer Josephine Baker. The play premiered at the Bush Theatre in London. Cush’s performance led her to win an Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November of 2013.

Jumbo made her Broadway debut in the autumn of 2014 when she appeared in the transfer of the Royal Court Theatre production of The River.

Nevertheless, Cush co-wrote the musical Rebels and Retail, a shortlisted entrant in the Perfect Pitch West End Showcase in 2008. She is also the co-author of 101 Dance Ideas for 5–11-year-olds.

On television, Cush has appeared in My Family, Harley Street, as receptionist Hannah Fellows, as Lois Habiba in all five episodes of Torchwood. Children of Earth, as Becky in BBC Three’s drama series Lip Service, Casualty, and also as Nurse Damaris in Getting On Series 2 and 3.

Besides, Cush appeared as DC Bethany Whelam in series 2 of ITV’s Vera starring Brenda Blethyn and returned to the show for series 5, broadcast in 2015, and for episode 1 of series 6 in 2016.

In addition, she has appeared multiple times on BBC Radio 4 in dramas and as a guest on the panel show called Dilemma. Jumbo became a regular cast member of the CBS series The Good Wife in the 2015-2016 season until its end in 2016. She recapitulated her role in the series spin-off, The Good Fight. On May 29, 2020, Cush announced her departure from the series after four seasons.

Moreover, in 2020, Jumbo was organized to play the title role in a production of Hamlet at the Young Vic Theatre in London. The production was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the new dates were set for September-November 2021.

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Cush Jumbo Age

How old is Cush Jumbo? Cush is 38 years old as of 2023. She was born Jumbo Cush on September 23, 1985, in Denmark Hill, London, England. In addition, Jumbo celebrates her birthday on the 23rd of September every year, and her zodiac sign is Virgo. Moreover, Jumbo’s nationality is the United Kingdom.

Cush Jumbo Family

Cush was born at King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill to her mother Angela (née Hall) and her father Marx Jumbo. Her mother is British, while her father is Nigerian. Cush is the second of six children. She grew up in Lewisham and Southwark.

At the age of 3, Jumbo started dance classes, learning tap, ballet, and modern. Later on, she went ahead to learn street dance, contemporary, as well as a ballroom, and Latin.

Cush went to Adamsrill Primary School in Sydenham. From the ages of 11 to 15, she trained at the Francis Cooper School of Dance whilst attending Cator Park School for Girls. However, at the age of 14, Jumbo left Cator Park to pursue her acting career at the BRIT School in Selhurst.

Cush graduated with a first from the BA (Hons) Acting course at Central School of Speech and Drama prior to starting her career. She contemplated undertaking teacher training in London before eventually settling on a career as an actress.

Cush Jumbo Husband

Is Cush married? Cush has been happily married to her husband, Sean Griffin, since 2014. Together, they have a son, Maximillian Griffin, born in April 2018.

Cush Jumbo Height

Jumbo stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.7 m) and weighs 112 lbs.

Cush Jumbo Salary

Jumbo receives an average annual salary of $100,000.

Cush Jumbo’s Net Worth

How much is Cush worth? Cush has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income comes from her career as an actress and writer.

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